Our Vision

Navinata Health is helping Pharma Brands more effectively engage & educate today’s busy Physicians. By combining the ability to hear directly from Physicians with an opportunity to deliver tailored Education & On-demand Support, we enable Brands to optimize their launches in today’s competitive, MD access-limited Environment.

Physicians participating in our exclusive Knowledge Exchange PlatformTM have the ability to Share their Insight, Learn about new + innovative Therapies via tailored Education & Connect directly with Leading Experts. This allows busy Physicians to conveniently stay on the cutting edge of disease advances – in critical care delivery areas including Cancer, Heart disease & Neurological disorders. 

By designing an innovative solution that optimizes knowledge exchange between Pharma & Physicians, we are aiming to help ensure that the most important stakeholder in the Healthcare Ecosystem – Patients – have access to the most cutting edge life-saving & life extending therapies.

What We Do

Our Pharma-MD Engagement Platform is uniquely designed to
optimize 2-way knowledge exchange between Pharma & Physicians

Knowledge Exchange PlatformTM

Current Focus: Cancer, Heart disease, Neurological disorders

MDs conveniently receive custom Education & Expert Support via a 3 step process:

  1. Share Insight – MDs shares insight & educational needs via short Insight Studies

  2. Learn about Innovative Therapies – MD gains access to focused & customized Education Modules on relevant topics

  3. Connect w/ Experts – MD gets additional questions answered via on-demand discussions with handpicked Experts & MD Thought Leaders

Meet our founding team

Umar Akbar, PhD

Founder & CEO

Umar has been actively involved in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 15 years with experience spanning Strategy, Sales & Marketing and R&D.

After completing his Education (BS ChemE, Cornell & PhD ChemE, UC Berkeley), he advised a number of Pharma Brands on their MD Engagement Strategy as a consultant at ZS Associates for over 5 years. After seeing Pharma’s challenges in engaging physicians firsthand as a consultant, he left ZS in early 2015 to start up Navinata Health.

In his free time, Umar enjoys basketball and all things Spurs.

Mariam Ahmed

Co-Founder & VP Business Development

Mariam has been passionate about Innovation & spurring Collaboration throughout her various Sales & Marketing roles over the past 12+ years at Dow Chemical and Hess.

After receiving a dual degree in ChemE & Math (Univ Western Ontario), Mariam spent a number of years as an internal Change Management & Collaboration consultant following the Dow-Rohm & Haas merger. Her most recent experience at Hess involved helping to accelerate the growth of their Energy Marketing division followed by supporting the launch of an innovative new Energy sub-division within Hess.

In her free time, Mariam enjoys finding new & creative ways to entertain her 2 year old Twins.



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